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History of Joseph Smith and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

History of Joseph Smith V1
Published serially in Illinois from 1842 to 1846 in the church’s Times and Seasons, then in Utah in the Deseret News from 1851 to 1857, the history was subsequently revised and published as six volumes by assistant church historian B. H. Roberts from 1902 to 1912. While he improved the text, researchers have long recognized the need for an edition based on professional historical and editing standards.

Significant Textual Changes in the Book of Mormon

Significant BoM
As the Book of Mormon went to press in 1830, the typesetter made grammatical corrections as he proofread the printed sheets. Rather than starting over, he simply placed the corrected sheets on top of the stack waiting to be collated. Because this process was repeated throughout the printing phase, it is likely that every surviving copy of the book’s first edition is unique. Here, presented for the first time,...

Cowboy Apostle

Cowboy Apostle:The Diaries of Anthony W. Ivins, 1875- 1932
Anthony W. Ivins was one of the witnesses to the execution of John D. Lee for Lee’s role in the Mountain Meadows Masscre. He was an early Arizona explorer, cowboy, game hunter, politician, stake president of the Mormon colonies in Mexico, Apostle, and member of the LDS first presidency. He performed Mormon plural marriages in Mexico in the 1890s, following the revelation of Wilford Woodruff known as the...

Later Patriarchal Blessings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Later Patriarchal Blessings
This work contains over 800 blessings performed 1835-1995 by the presiding patriarchs of the LDS Church; Uncle John Smith (brother of Joseph Smith Sr.), John Smith (son of Hyrum Smith), Hyrum G. Smith (great-grandson of Hyrum Smith), Joseph Fielding Smith (great-grandson of Hyrum Smith), and Eldred G. Smith (great-great-grandson of Hyrum Smith). Although Mormonism offers many unique practices and rituals, patriarchal blessings stand out among them because of their personal...

Candid Insights of a Mormon Apostle: The Diaries of Abraham H. Cannon, 1889-1895

Candid Insights of a Mormon Apostle
Abraham H. Cannon was the fourth son of early Mormon insider, apostle, publisher and pioneer George Q. Cannon. Because of his father's prominence, he was introduced to the highest realms of Church and Utah territorial leadership at an early age--an advantage which set the stage for Abraham to make significant historical contributions himself. As a bonus to modern historians, his diaries flow like few others from the late nineteenth...

Mormon Democrat

The Religious and Political Memoirs of James Henry Moyle
James Henry Moyle was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under U.S. president Woodrow Wilson, Commissioner of Customs under President Theodore Roosevelt, and special assistant to treasury secretary Henry Morgenthau. He was also president of the LDS Eastern States Mission.

History’s Apprentice

The Diaries of B. H. Roberts
These diaries cover a decade, 1880-1898, in which Roberts was active in Utah as a young church leader. They are his apprenticeship years when he developed the skills that would characterize the rest of his career. Besides illuminating the character of the man himself, they also add much to our knowledge of this pivotal time in history.

Danish Apostle

Danish Apostle
Lund converted to Mormonism, immigrated to the United States, and became an apostle and later counselor to the LDS church president—also Salt Lake temple president and Church Historian. His diaries cover the tensions between Apostle Moses Thatcher and his colleagues; the rejection by the U.S. House of Representatives of Utah's Congressman, B. H. Roberts; the stormy hearings over whether to seat LDS apostle Reed Smoot in the U.S. Senate;...

In the World

The Diaries of Reed Smoot
It was because of Smoot's political clout that Mormon immigrants were allowed to leave Ellis Island; that LDS colonists in Chihuahua were provided safe passage out of Mexico; and that missionaries were allowed back into Australia, Europe, New Zealand, and South Africa after World War I. On the other hand, his protection of Mormon sugar interests in Idaho and Hawaii caused instability in Cuba, his insistence on punitive reparations...

In the President’s Office

In the President's Office
In 1886 John Nuttall was famously on the polygamy "underground" with LDS President John Taylor. The revelation confirmed the continuance of polygamy less than a year before the Manifesto would reverse that determination. In 1889 the issue of concern was a federal challenge to Mormon citizenship because of suspicion that Mormons swore an oath of vengeance against the United States as part of the temple ceremony.